Close your eyes and picture the serene sounds of Jonathan Creek. Tune into the quiet chirping of birds, the slight rustle of the tress in the wind, and the rippling of the water as it flows along the rocks. This tranquil creek is more than just a beautiful backdrop, it is one of Maggie Valley’s biggest attractions. Check out how you can enjoy Jonathan Creek and all of its babbling benefits.
Enjoy this natural wonder right outside your door with our creekside lodging options in Maggie Valley. Sit outside on your porch and take in the crisp mountain air around you. You may even prefer to have its soothing sound lull you to sleep at night. For some cozy creekside accommodations, check out Maggie Valley Creekside Lodge or the Five Star Inn. For a waterfront stay with a nostalgic and retro themed atmosphere, stay at the Route 19 Inn. After a busy day of outdoor adventures, you’ll fall asleep as swiftly as the water flows.
Make a Splash
It’s hard to fight the urge to sink your feet into that cool rushing water—so don’t! Jonathan Creek has several activities for all water enthusiasts. Drop a line in the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters and spend the day reeling in some freshwater fish. Need some fishing gear? No worries. Stop by the Visitor Center for a free tackle box and ask to borrow a rod. If you’re looking to just cool off, put on your swimsuit and wade in the water for some summer fun. There’s nothing like immersing yourself in the refreshing water and letting the current wash your worries away. If you want to add a little competition to the mix, bring your family and find out who’s the champion rock skipper.
Sip and Soak it in
There’s a reason people say, “go with the flow.” It’s important to take the time to relax and just explore wherever your feet take you. If we had to recommend a path, you might want to head to the following creekside hangout spots. Mosey on over to BearWaters Brewing Company: Creekside to enjoy Jonathan Creek while you sip a cold craft beer and enjoy flavorful fare. Their outdoor patio is perfect for games, entertainment, and you can even bring your four-legged friends! For some finger-licking southern BBQ, head over to Pop’s Butts on the Creek. These places are cooking up delicious food right along the water’s edge. While you’re in town, be sure to check out our other restaurants in Maggie Valley for a taste of the Smokies.
Jonathan Creek has the perfect balance of activities for our visitors in Maggie Valley. Start Planning your stay with us and experience the rush for yourself. If you capture any photo-worthy moments, be sure to tag us using #VisitMaggieValley or @VisitNCSmokies.